In this post, we will check out the top 10 players who have won the Champions League with 2 different clubs.
The Champions League is the most elite competition in football history. It is the most significant title in European football. Every team and player wanted to lift this beautiful trophy.
Many footballers are not lucky enough to win the Champions League once in their career and then there are few who have won the champions league that too with different clubs.
The player with the most Champions League belongs to Francisco Gento who has won it six times in his career. He won the trophy in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, and 1966. All wins came during his time at Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo is another top player who has won the Champions League 5 times in his career. He has done that once with Manchester United and four times with Real Madrid. The interesting fact is that Ronaldo is the only player who has won the Champions League five times but with two different clubs.
While several players lift the most coveted prize in football for more than one occasion but there are only a few players who have won the champions league with two different clubs.
Now we will talk about the top 10 players who have won the champions league with 2 different clubs:-
Players Who Have Won the Champions League With 2 Different Clubs
1 Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is acknowledged as the best when it comes to Champions League. He has shown that over the years with his performance at the biggest stage of football. No player enjoys the biggest European competition quite like Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo won the champions league with Manchester United in 2008 and with Real Madrid, he had won the champions league in 2014,2016,2017, and 2018.
He is the only player to score in three finals of champions league history. Cristiano Ronaldo is an all-time top scorer in the champions league with 128 goals. Cristiano is also having a record for most goals in a single campaign of the champions league with 17 goals.
One of the aspects that separate Ronaldo from Messi is the fact that he has won the UEFA Champions League success with more than one club.
2 Toni Kroos
Toni Kroos first won the champions league with Bayern Munich in 2013 defeating Borussia Dortmund in the final showdown. Bayern Munich completed the treble in that season under the coach Jupp Henckels.
Just after tasting the European success with Bayern, he moved to Real Madrid in 2014. That move turned to be a great one for the German midfielder and he went on to win back-to-back Champions League with Real Madrid.
Toni Kroos is always been the best midfielder in recent times. He has shown the performance with both the clubs in the biggest stage of the world.
3 Gerard Pique
Gerard Pique has won the champions league with manchester united in 2008 after that he has successful years in Barcelona when he won the champions league with Barcelona in 2009,2011 and 2015.
Pique first won the champions league under the coach Alex Ferguson in 2008. After that, he returned to Barcelona, and under Pep Guardiola he had developed himself as one of the best defenders in the world and won the champions league with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011 defeating his former club manchester united on both occasions.
In 2015 Pique won the Champions League again with Barcelona defeating Juventus in the finals.
4 Clarence Seedorf
Clarence Seedorf is one of the midfielders in the history of the Champions League. He is the only player in football history to win the Champions League with three different clubs. The first European glory came in 1995 when he was a part of the Ajax team. The second spell came when he was a part of a legendary Real Madrid team.
Seedorf does it again twice in 2003 and 2007, during his reign with the Serie A legendary club AC Milan. The unique record of winning the Champions League with three different clubs is just impossible to replicate in the future.
5 Samuel Eto’o
Samuel Eto’s won the champions league with Barcelona in 2006 and 2009 and with inter Milan in 2010. The African forward scored the most important goals in the Champions League throughout his career for his club. He had done it twice scoring in the separate finals to help Barcelona in 2006 and 2009.
Samuel Eto has always been a player with goal-scoring ability and he has shown his performance with both clubs. He has also completed the treble with inter Milan under the coach Jose Mourinho in 2010. Inter Milan became the only Italian team to won the treble.
Eto’o become the only player to achieve the successive treble with two different clubs.
6 Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso is known as the midfield maestro for his clubs. He has won the European championship twice that too with some of the big European clubs. The midfielder joined Liverpool in the summer of 2004 and soon he became the key player for his coach Rafa Benitez.
Xabi Alonso won the first champions league with Liverpool and after that, he had won the champions league with Real Madrid in 2014. Xabi is one of the best midfielders of his generation. His first champions league win is one of the best wins of champions league history.
Liverpool’s incredible comeback against Ac Milan after three goals down to win on penalties is none other than a magic moment for Liverpool in Istanbul.
After returning back to Real Madrid he had won the champions league again in 2014 against Atletico Madrid and Xabi’s performance throughout the champions league is outstanding.
There is no denying the fact that Deco was one of the best players for Porto’s victory in 2004. He was truly instrumental in the midfield maestro for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Under Mourinho, Deco excelled as a player and became the key person for his club. Just after the victory, he moves to Barcelona.
Deco together with the star player like Ronaldinho in Barcelona played an important part in the Barcelona victory in the 2006 final against Arsenal.
Deco was always hailed as one of the gifted players in his position and always played an important part for Barcelona on big occasions. In 2008 he left Blaugrana for Chelsea.
8 Edwin van der Sar
Dutch legendary goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is one of the most renowned goalkeepers the world has ever seen. The Dutch international first won the Champions League with Ajax back in 1995, while his second European glory came after13 years. He played a vital role in helping Manchester United to win the Champions league in 2008.
The fun fact is that Van Der Sar is the only goalkeeper in the history of the game to win the Champions League with two different clubs.
Van der Sar enjoyed an exceptional spell at Manchester United. He played three finals with United, rising victorious in the first final against Chelsea in Moscow, defending the crucial penalty from Nicolas Anelka during the penalty shoot-out in the 2008 Champions League final.
9 Didier Deschamps
Deschamps is one of the best midfielders and leaders of the game. He has been apart of four Champions League finals with Marseille, Juventus, and Valencia.
The interesting feat of his career is that he won the world cup both as a player and as a manager of France. He has done that as a player in 1998 when France won the world cup and repeated again as a manager in 2018.
During his time at Juventus, he helped the club to win three Serie A titles. He played three Champions League finals in a row between 1996 and 1998, winning the title in 1996 against Ajax in Rome.
10 Marcel Desailly
Marcel Desailly was one of the top players when it comes to defending. He was also a world cup winner with France in 1998.
Desailly was the first player in history to win the Champions League with 2 different clubs. He has accomplished in back-to-back campaigns. The first glory came with Olympique Marseille in 1993 and the second triumph came in 1994 with AC Milan.
The 1994 Champions League said to be the most memorable one for Desailly when Milan thrashed the best team in the competition(Barcelona) with 4-0 in Athens. Desailly scored the fourth goal and secured the consecutive glory of the Champions League with the win.
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